Introductory Seminar in Pre-1700 European History
This course explores the experiences of Christian, Jews, and Muslims in the European Middle Ages, from 1096 to 1492. The course looks at the level of toleration and tension in Iberia, the pogroms against the Jews in northern Europe, and the encounters between all three religions due to the Crusades. Themes will include Economic Interactions, Cultural Exchanges, Violence, and Religious Identity and Community. This course fulfills the second writing requirement. Students will write a sustained research paper and be introduced to techniques of historical research at the college level.